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Durham University undergraduates get practical with engineering training at TTE

Posted 23rd July 2019 By Elaine Galloway

 

TTE Technical Institute has delivered practical engineering training to a group of 160 undergraduate students as part of a new agreement with Durham University.

Held at TTE’s technical training facility in Middlesbrough, the training provided the first-year General Engineering Degree students with hands-on experience of a number of key manufacturing techniques.

During this Professional Engineering Application Course (PEAC), the students took part in modules focused on the operation, testing and fault-finding of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.

In addition, the students were able to gain a practical understanding of health and safety issues and practices, as well as legislative requirements within the engineering industry, through taking part in training in TTE’s industry-standard workshops, which replicate the operations of engineering facilities across the world.

In addition to using TTE’s training facilities and equipment, the students benefitted from the support of TTE’s expert training professionals who deliver technical training and upskilling courses for large, multi-national companies in sectors including oil and gas, chemical & process and manufacturing.

The PEAC programme is part of a new, two-year, partnership between TTE and Durham University, designed to add value to the academic and university-based practical learning undertaken by the students during their degree.

Steve Grant, Chief Executive of TTE Technical Institute, said: “The engineering undergraduates have really embraced the practical elements of the training we’re providing, which will enhance their education and future career development.

“This project continues our relationship with Durham University, which began in many years ago and highlights the importance of collaboration between education establishments.  By strengthening the links between higher education and vocational technical training, employers can benefit from engineering graduates with a more comprehensive skill set when they enter industry.”

Associate Professor Grant Ingram, Director of Education for Engineering at Durham University, said: “Durham University produces engineers of the highest calibre with very high academic standards.  The course hosted by TTE provides our undergraduates with a hands-on experience that compliments their classroom learning.  Collaborations such as this between educational establishments enables Durham students to access to best-in-class industrial facilities and plays to the strengths of both establishments.”